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Raildecks Gets U.S. Patent For Double-Stack Flatbed Technology

Raildecks, the double-stack technology designed for flatbed trailers, has received a U.S. patent for its collapsible flat rack intermodal container, the company announced.

Raildecks, Calgary, Alberta, launched the service last year, working first with flatbed truckers such as Boyd Bros. Transportation and later with other fleets. BNSF Railway handled the rail portion of the intermodal trips.

The issue of repositioning equipment empty movements is addressed by the collapsible feature that allows four-high stacking of the equipment for movement in a single double-stack car, a Raildecks statement said.

"This patented design strikes a great balance of meeting the safety needs of the intermodal industry while also delivering much needed value and cost savings to our customers," said Murray Crane, vice president of business development for Raildecks.

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Raildecks, Calgary, Alberta, launched the service last year, working first with flatbed truckers such as Boyd Bros. Transportation and later with other fleets. BNSF Railway handled the rail portion of the intermodal trips.

The issue of repositioning equipment empty movements is addressed by the collapsible feature that allows four-high stacking of the equipment for movement in a single double-stack car, a Raildecks statement said.

"This patented design strikes a great balance of meeting the safety needs of the intermodal industry while also delivering much needed value and cost savings to our customers," said Murray Crane, vice president of business development for Raildecks.

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